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Jody Korch | Marinette EagleHerald
Carney-Nadeau’s Jason Kirschner drives to the basket while being defended by Stephenson’s Merlin Thoune in the first half Monday night in Stephenson.

Carney-Nadeau hits fast lane against Eagles

By Jody Korch jkorch@eagleherald.com STEPHENSON — From the opening tip, Carney-Nadeau was running the floor and humming like a finely-tuned machine, and there was little Stephenson could do to stop the high-octane Wolves Monday night. Carney-Nadeau rolled to a 78-34 boys’ basketball ...

Emeralds fall to Engadine 50-46

MANISTIQUE — The Manistique girls came close, but couldn’t quite get over the hump Monday night as they dropped a 50-46 basketball decision to the Engadine Eagles. Manistique led 10-8 after the first quarter, but trailed 27-12 at halftime of the non-conference contest. The Emeralds then ...

Esky QB Club meeting Wednesday

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Quarterback Club annual meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Pacino’s Club. The agenda includes club finances, new appointees to the Wall of Fame candidate list, upcoming fund-raising and a season review from Eskymos’ coach Dave Howes. A sandwich can be ...

Escanaba bowling

MARQUETTE — The Escanaba girls “A” team beat Ishpeming 28-12 Saturday during a bowling meet in Marquette. Dakota Cloutier led Esky with a 206 game and a 493 series. The girls “B” team lost 31-9 to the Marquette “B” team as Olivia Toth led Esky with a 463 series. The Esky boys ...

Braves place third

OSCODA — Three Gladstone wrestlers went undefeated Saturday as they placed third in the Oscoda Invitational. Gladstone’s Lane Matzke, Nick Dawson and Jared Demeuse finished 5-0 in the tournament. Vadym Torvinen, Cole Hansen and Brody Sanville went 4-1 and Cole Dawson was 3-1. The ...

Braves’ basketball game postponed

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone boys’ varsity and jayvee basketball games at Marquette have been called off tonight due to inclement weather. The games will be rescheduled for a later date.

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Swimming Manistique, Gladstone at Kingsford, 5 Girls’ basketball Kingsford at Gladstone, 7:15 Big Bay at BR-Harris, 7:30 S. Central at Carney-Nadeau, 8 Boys’ basketball Gladstone at Marquette, PPD N. Dickinson at Big Bay, 7:30 Houghton at Escanaba, 7:30

U.P. scores

Boys’ basketball Munising 69, Superior Central 44 Rapid River 47, Bark River-Harris 33 Carney-Nadeau 78, Stephenson 34 Norway 77, Mid Peninsula 48 Iron Mountain 80, North Dickinson 42 Forest Park 52, West Iron County 38 Antigo, Wis. 91, Menominee 24 Westwood 57, L’Anse ...

Newly elected Hall of Famers Alan Trammell, left, and Jack Morris, right, pose for photos in their new Hall of Fame jerseys during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Tough guy Morris breaks down over Hall election

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jack Morris always prided himself on being a tough guy when he pitched, a big-game winner who wouldn’t break down. So guess what happened when the newly elected Hall of Famer spoke in front of George Brett, Robin Yount and a couple of his Cooperstown pals? He ...

Rick Pepin

New U.P. grid conference set for 2018

ESCANABA — The evolution of Michigan eight-player high school football has led to the formation of a new conference in the Upper Peninsula. Rapid River athletic director Rick Pepin said a new football-only conference will be launched in the 2018 fall season. The 13-school, yet unnamed ...

Bay College men cagers blast UW-Fond du Lac

ESCANABA — The Bay College Norse were off to the races Saturday as they ran past the Wisconsin-Fond du Lac Falcons 102-64 in a college men’s basketball game. It took the Norse slightly more than four minutes to score the first 17 points in this match-up. They continued to run the floor ...

Hannahville splits games with Lakers

HANNAHVILLE — The Hannahville girls withstood a late rally by Mackinac Island Saturday as they pulled out a 34-32 basketball victory over the Lakers. Senior Dayson Beaver drained a 15-foot set shot from the left baseline with 10 seconds left to play as the Soaring Eagles then hung on for ...

Skyline Central divisions

ESCANABA — Athletic conferences have been changing in the Upper Peninsula over the years. The latest changes are the Mid-Peninsula Conference losing five schools for football to the expanded West-PAC, Gladstone rejoining the Great Northern Conference and a new 13-school, eight-player league ...

Gymnastics camp

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Gymnastics Winter Camp continues Saturday at Triple A Gymnastics in the Escanaba Mini Mall. Gymnasts age 3-5 are to report from 9-10 a.m. Those age 6-7 meet from 10-11, Students age 8-9 are in session from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with those age 10-12 reporting from ...

Esky wrestlers 21st

SUAMICO, Wis. — The Escanaba wrestlers finished 21st among 25 teams in Saturday’s Battle of the Bay tournament at Bay Port High School. Luxemburg-Casco won for the third straight time with 468 1/2 points, followed by Mukwonago 441 1/2 and DePere 370. Esky scored 151 points. Other ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Girls’ basketball Engadine at Manistique, 7:30 Boys’ basketball S. Central at Munising, 7:30 Rapid River at BR-Harris, 7:30 C-N at Stephenson, 7:30 Mid Peninsula at Norway, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Swimming Manistique, Gladstone at Kingsford, 5 Girls’ ...

U.P. scores

Hockey Hancock 6, Birmingham Brother Rice 4 Marquette 3, Warren De La Salle 2 Rochester United 4, Houghton 3 Boys’ basketball Mackinac Island 43, Hannahville 32 Mackinaw City 65, DeTour 51 Traverse City West 52, Marquette 50 Girls’ basketball Hannahville 34, Mackinac ...

Pack needs OT to beat Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Rodgers stood on the sideline, fighting off the December chill inside a large green Packers jacket and stocking cap. His game-day look could soon be more familiar. Relegated to being a cheerleader since breaking his collarbone in October, Rodgers may be back on the ...

Stafford leads winning drive for Lions

TAMPA, Fla. — Injured throwing hand or not, Matthew Stafford is determined to keep the Detroit Lions in the race for a playoff spot. And he insists he’s not playing attention to rumors about the future of Jim Caldwell, whose job could depend on whether the team gets in. “Listen, man, ...

Rapid River takes down Jets

RAPID RIVER — In the future, Rapid River’s Logan Hardwick plans to share some good news. Hardwick and the Rockets defeated state powerhouse North Central 65-43 Thursday night before a packed house at Rapid River High School. The Rockets made a little history against a team that made ...